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Old Jan 17th, 2018, 04:45 AM   1
Talia12
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Surprise induction.


I'm 40+1 and came in to hospital this morning because I've not been happy with baby's movements since really last night. Could only get proper movements by poking and prodding my stomach, feel bruised this morning. Came in with my DS who's off school today because he was sick there yesterday and now out of the blue they're telling me they think it's best to induce me today.

They're going to put the pessary in and wait up to 24 hours and see what happens, could potentially be here until Saturday. I want to be thinking about the baby but all I can think about is my son, my mum has taken him home to be with my SIL until my dad can get there (he works in another part of London) I'll feel better once my dad is there because he has a really good time with him.

But this was so unexpected I just feel like I've been hit by a truck. I was augmented with him so I know pretty much how it goes, in terms of the drip etc, and I had a pessary after my mmc so I kind of know how that is too (although of course I realise this is different). The doctor said the induction *should* work okay because I've had a baby before, but obviously he can't say.

So I'm terrified of potentially needing a C section because of failed induction, also scared I'll be here until maybe even Saturday and my baby is at home poorly, confused and scared. Saying bye to him was so horrible, couldn't even give him a really big hug and kiss because I knew it would feel too much like a goodbye and scare him.

Has anyone got any experience of an induction at 40 weeks, is there a chance it could be quite quick? I have zero clue about the state of my cervix, no one has checked it or anything. I'm just sitting in the hospital sobbing into my son's batman hat which he accidentally left behind. Want my baby, well both of them, and right now so worried for both of them.



 
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Old Jan 17th, 2018, 04:49 AM   2
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I'm 40+1 and came in to hospital this morning because I've not been happy with baby's movements since really last night. Could only get proper movements by poking and prodding my stomach, feel bruised this morning. Came in with my DS who's off school today because he was sick there yesterday and now out of the blue they're telling me they think it's best to induce me today.

They're going to put the pessary in and wait up to 24 hours and see what happens, could potentially be here until Saturday. I want to be thinking about the baby but all I can think about is my son, my mum has taken him home to be with my SIL until my dad can get there (he works in another part of London) I'll feel better once my dad is there because he has a really good time with him.

But this was so unexpected I just feel like I've been hit by a truck. I was augmented with him so I know pretty much how it goes, in terms of the drip etc, and I had a pessary after my mmc so I kind of know how that is too (although of course I realise this is different). The doctor said the induction *should* work okay because I've had a baby before, but obviously he can't say.

So I'm terrified of potentially needing a C section because of failed induction, also scared I'll be here until maybe even Saturday and my baby is at home poorly, confused and scared. Saying bye to him was so horrible, couldn't even give him a really big hug and kiss because I knew it would feel too much like a goodbye and scare him.

Has anyone got any experience of an induction at 40 weeks, is there a chance it could be quite quick? I have zero clue about the state of my cervix, no one has checked it or anything. I'm just sitting in the hospital sobbing into my son's batman hat which he accidentally left behind. Want my baby, well both of them, and right now so worried for both of them.
I bet you’re in shock, I have had reduced movements on/off and have been monitored a couple of times but the trace always look good. I thought if everything looked okay they just let you go? How was your trace?



 
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Old Jan 17th, 2018, 05:04 AM   3
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Trace was ok but both the doctor and the midwife said induction is best because this is the 4th time I've had reduced movements and "next time we don't know how it will go". Obviously put the fear of God into me. I'm not against being induced. I've been so so anxious about this baby and it's only increased over the last couple of weeks so I'm happy to just get her out, but I didn't know it was going to happen like this.



 
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Old Jan 17th, 2018, 05:42 AM   4
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Ahh Talia hang in there! I think inductions are just so dependent on how the baby feels at the time. Some people it seems Togo swimmingly and others not so well but you are in the best place to be looked after so do try not to worry. Take this opportunity to rest and relax and hopefully the pessaries will do their thing soon. I know it's not probably the birth you had planned but your little one will be here safe and sound before too long and that is the main thing. I'm sure your little boy will be fine too, it's just a shock for you and you will Ben home back together as a family before you know it. Good luck and keep us updated! X



 
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Old Jan 17th, 2018, 05:53 AM   5
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Thank you. I feel a bit calmer now. To be honest this feels like a dream, I'm gowned up and waiting for the pessary.
Absolutely bricking it but I think that's the same for every woman and every birth...
I've probably got a long slog before anything happens so I imagine I'll be bnb'ing most of today...!



 
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Old Jan 17th, 2018, 06:58 AM   6
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Good luck. I went in with reduced movements on monday at 39+3 and because it was my 6th episode they offered to induce me and told me they'd been doing a study the last year which has shown no change in rates of 'nasty things happening' with induction or without so I declined. I have to go back to clinic next week so they can review. Really hoping for labour this weekend.



 
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Old Jan 17th, 2018, 07:53 AM   7
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I hope things are going well. I totally understand the mix of emotions. At least you get to meet baby soon! Let us know how it goes.



 
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Old Jan 17th, 2018, 10:14 AM   8
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Good luck! I hope it's all going well for you xx



 
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Old Jan 17th, 2018, 10:30 AM   9
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I was induced at 39+5 with my son. I had a low bishop score so was not an ideal candidate. I started the evening with a folley bulb and then in the morning started pitocin about 10 am. I had him at 7 that night. So I feel it was a good process and fairly quick.



 
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Old Jan 17th, 2018, 12:23 PM   10
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Thanks for your replies and input ladies.
I hope my experience is positive too! I had the pessary nearly four hours ago and so far nothing's happened...
She did say my cervix was posterior, high and closed BUT soft (?! Didn't even know that was possible) which she said was pretty much what she expected considering I've had no contractions. So we'll see what happens with that. If my cervix can just open enough for them to break my waters they'll do that, I'm going to be really downhearted if that hasn't happened by like tomorrow morning :/ ... (it's 6:30pm now).
I've been here with my mum all day, thought it was best for DH to stay with DS as much as he could and since absolutely nothing's been happening here he wasn't really needed! They're coming in now to see me so I'm happy that I'll get to see DS.

Pretty much just wait and see and hope at this point



 
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